You are confident you could do the job, but you don’t exactly have all the credentials the employer is requesting.
If you are tempted to embellish your resume — even just a tad — to make yourself a perfect fit for the job, think again. Lying on your resume about degrees and diplomas is a nearly certain way to have an employer eliminate you from consideration, according to a review revealing trends about how employers use background checks and other employment screening methods.
i.e: Mr isa a graduate of accounting saw an online publication of a vacancy for the post an auditor with experience. Knowing fully well that he has no experience what so ever in auditing he decided to alter his resume, by adding auditing as part of his job description during his nysc. unknowing to him that a background check would be conducted on him. Then during the check process it was found out that he never worked as an auditor in his past place of employment and then he was disqualified.
- The majority of employers said they wouldn’t hire applicants who lie about their degrees or diplomas.Three-quarters of employers said they would not hire applicants who lied on their resumes about degrees or diplomas. Forty-four percent would reject applicants who lied about their dates of employment. Thirty- four percent would reject those who lied about job titles.
- Employers would continue to test for marijuana even if recreational marijuana became legal.Fifty-four percent of employers said they would continue with drug testing programs even if recreational marijuana were legal. No employee would want to have a junkie for staff, so make sure u stay clean.
- Having a criminal history will not automatically disqualify you from employment.For example, while research found that at least 90 percent of employers would disqualify candidates who had felonies for crimes of violence or theft and dishonesty, only 32 percent would disqualify someone with a misdemeanor drug conviction.
“It looks to me that employers are only concerned with the most serious crimes,” like that of theft and dishonesty, violence, felony drug convictions and anything with any type of felony violence. Small drug offenses and minor infractions that didn’t result in convictions? Employers don’t really care about that.”
- The majority of employers will give applicants a chance to explain the circumstances of criminal and other convictions. There are times when employers allows for job applicants to explain the circumstances of their convictions. Seventy-two percent of employers said they perform individualized assessments in which the circumstances of a person’s convictions are evaluated in relation to the job they are seeking. The number is up from 64 percent the year before.
This shows me that they (employers) are looking at the circumstance behind the crime.
Am not saying you should get yourself into crime and think you can get employed no matter what…. the best part is for you to stay out of crime..
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- On September 23, 2016
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